From PBS and Ken Burns - The Roosevelts: An Intimate History chronicles the lives of Theodore; Franklin; and Eleanor Roosevelt; three members of the most prominent and influential family in American politics. It is the first time in a major documentary television series that their individual stories have been interwoven into a single narrative. This seven-part; 14 hour film follows the Roosevelts for more than a century; from Theodore's birth in 1858 to Eleanor's death in 1962. Over the course of those years; Theodore would become the 26th President of the United States and his beloved niece; Eleanor; would marry his fifth cousin; Franklin; who became the 32nd President ...

  • DirectorKen Burns
  • Runtime 1 hr 48 min
  • StudioPBS
  • QualityHD

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